The 2013 Springfield Park Day Annual Reunion will be held August 2, 3, and 4 2013 in Springfield, Missouri.
For those who do not know, Park Day traditionally takes place the first weekend in August. It is not just one day as the name suggests, but rather three full days of events, fun, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The event started as a result of the flight of the Black population from Springfield following the 1906 lynching of three black men in which the Springfield police were found to be culpably responsible for their murders. At one point, Springfield’s black population was 35% of the total population but it dwindled down to 3% to 4% almost overnight where it stays to this day.